St George West councilor, Ron Stone has now put his opposition to the Railway Path in writing:
My feelings on the issue tend to remain one of severe concern, and at present if asked to support this suggestion I would vote against it.
He also says:
I am due to attend a meeting with Mark Bradshaw the Cabinet Executive Member for Transport on Wednesday evening and this is the major item on the agenda.
So it looks like Labour councillors are meeting to arrange the inevitable climbdown.
And judging from Labour’s Bristol West Parliamentary candidate Paul Smith’s comments on this blog:
The plans are currently drifting in a virtual world of consultants, partnerships and council officers. I am not aware of any ‘political’ meeting that has endorsed these plan.
It looks like Labour are going to try and pretend its’ all the fault of officers who were working without the knowledge of councillors.
Mind you, it’s a pretty sad state of affairs when your best defence is to admit to being an incompetent who doesn’t know what’s going on.
But then we’ve been saying on this blog for some time now that this is a Labour administration in office but not in power